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18
MAY
8am

Excitement as Ramaphosa's son weds his Ugandan bride

The son of South Africa's number Andile Ramaphosa will be marrying soon. A delegation is expected to descend on Ghana this afternoon for wedding negotiations with the family of Bridget Rwakairu who is former Ugandan prime minister and presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi's niece.
18
MAY
7am

State Security Minister says loopholes in legislation must be closed

The Minister of State Security Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba says her department is working on giving more support to the Inspector-General and to do away with any grey areas that make it difficult for him to do his job. She was speaking during a media briefing in Cape Town today following her budget vote. The department has been dogged by many scandals which included a court battle between the Inspector-General and and the former Director-General Arthur Fraser who has since been transferred to the Correctional Services Ministry.
18
MAY
7am

Free State ANC factions square up

The ANC's Free State elective conference, which is due to start this weekend, remains under threat as a faction of the party seeks to take legal action over credentials of delegates. Provincial Task Team coordinator, William Bulwane has vowed that the conference will go ahead despite attempts by a disgruntled faction to stop it from happening. The faction contesting the legitimacy of the conference says branch delegates need to be audited before the conference commences. Our presenter Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Gregory Nthakisi.
17
MAY
7am

Pandor and deputy advise students on NSFAS and career related matters

Higher Education Minister, Naledi Pandor and her deputy, Buti Manamela, have embarked on a career advice and guidance campaign at the train and bus terminus in Cape Town ahead of the department's budget vote in Parliament. They're also distributing education material on how to access the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. Pandor has also encouraged students to apply on time for placings at tertiary institutions for next year. Chris Mabuya reports
17
MAY
7am

Panayiotou's application for leave to appeal is dismissed by court

Judge Dayalin Chetty has dismissed the leave to appeal the conviction of Christopher Panayiotou, and his co-accused, Sinethemba Nenembe, and Zolani Sibeko at the Port Elizabeth High Court. Panayiotou was found guilty of the murder of his wife Jayed Panayiotou who was killed in April 2015, and sentenced to life imprisonment with co accused Sinethemba Nenembe. Zolani Sibeko got a 15 years jail term for conspiracy to commit murder. Olwethu Matsipane reports
17
MAY
7am

The battle over trading spaces in Durban moves to court

Growing disputes among traders at the Fragrance Street Market in Durban have spilled over into court matters where some traders are claiming their right to trade is being violated by other traders. Dozens of traders gathered outside the Chatsworth Magistrate Court, south of Durban in support of traders who alleged that they are being harassed and intimidated. Protestors carried placards that read "big bizz crushing small bizz", and "they threw me out" and sang songs of protest as they awaited the court outcome. Rachel Vadi was in court
17
MAY
7am

Peace march by North West residents following weeks of violence

Some residents of the North West province, led by the ANC, have embarked on what they call a peace march in Mmabatho aimed at creating reconciliation and the renewal of the province. The march comes after the community in the province embarked on a violent protest last month demanding Premier Supra Mahumapelo to step down from his position because of the alleged corruption surrounding him. Our reporter Zebilon Maine is with the marchers.
17
MAY
7am

Two cash-in-transit vehicles bombed in Boksburg

Two cash-in-transit vehicles have been bombed during a heist on Atlas road in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni today. The scene was littered with debris and the cash vans torn apart by the force of the blasts. Bullet shells were also scattered across the road which has now been closed off by police. We spoke to Anti-Crime activist, Yusuf Abramjee.
16
MAY
7am

Eskom tells SCOPA there'll be no load shedding

Eskom board chairperson Jabulani Mabuza has once again reiterated that the risk of load shedding is not likely to occur this winter. He was briefing the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (scopa) in Parliament, on the debt burden created by defaulting municipalities
16
MAY
7am

Whistleblower in Omotoso case is shot at

Port Elizabeth police are investigating a case of attempted murder after shots were fired at the whistleblower in the case against controversial Nigerian Pastor, Timothy Omotoso. The incident happened outside her house at KwaZakhele. Olwethu Matsipane reports.
16
MAY
7am

Malema slams African leaders over Jerusalem embassy saga

EFF leader Julius Malema has slammed African governments which were part of the ceremony for the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. The ceremony, which was endorsed by more than two-dozen African countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Angola, and Zambia, marked the official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. The move has been met with fierce criticism by some western powers and pro-Palestine human rights groups, with South Africa also withdrawing its ambassador to Israel. This follows the killing of at least 60 Palestinian protesters and the wounding of about 2000 more along the the Gaza-Israel border. Our Senior Political Correspondent Tshepo Ikaneng reports.

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